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Local Voices for Sustainability

How are cities creating more sustainable urban environments? In Local Voices for Sustainability, the ICLEI Europe podcast, we sit down with advocates, experts and officials from ICLEI Europe member cities to discuss their sometimes rocky, but always interesting, journey towards a more sustainable future. 

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In our new mini segment called, 'Features', a member of the ICLEI Europe staff reads the monthly feature article aloud. To kick off 2023, Wolfgang Teubner, Regional Director Europe, looks to the year ahead, mapping out why stronger local and regional governments are needed to build resilience in times of crisis. To read the article for yourself, register for the ICLEI Europe newsletter.

In our new mini segment called, 'Features', a member of the ICLEI Europe staff reads the monthly feature article aloud. For the month of December, Communications Officer, Jon Jonoski, tells us about ICLEI Europe's involvement at the United Nation's Biodiversity Conference, known as CBD COP15, held in Montreal. To read the article for yourself, register for the ICLEI Europe newsletter.


The United Nations Biodiversity Summit, COP15, is now taking place in Montreal - with an entire session dedicated to women. That got us thinking, "what role does gender play in the creation of sustainable cities?" To find an answer, we sit down with Linda Gustafsson, Gender Equality Officer at the City of Umeå (Sweden). We discuss privilege, men riding the bus, Umeå's involvement in the GoGreenRoutes project and more.


Each month, ICLEI Europe publishes a feature article via its newsletter. In a new mini podcast segment called 'Features', a member of the ICLEI Europe staff reads the feature article aloud. This month, Communications Officer, Adrienne Kotler, tells us about ICLEI Europe's  involvement in the United Nation's annual climate conference, COP 27,  held in Sharm El-Sheikh. To read the article for yourself, register for the ICLEI Europe newsletter.


In the lead up to COP26 last year, the city of Glasgow firmly set itself on the path towards a more sustainable and just transition. In our inaugural episode, we sit down with Gavin Slater, Head of Sustainability at Glasgow City Council, to discuss the city's sustainability successes, shortcomings and its role in the RUGGEDISED smart city project. Note: this conversation was recorded in April 2022.